Monday, August 31, 2009

The wait...


I'll leave you with one of the good photos we took the other day... while I go get dressed to have dinner at Boston Market. That's what he wants... sorta a last meal kinda thing. So I indulge.
Today is not technically day one yet... Hopefully I wont be a complete bawl bag like my mom is already. She just emailed me a letter... I'll wait till later to read it... Not that brave right now.
Well... see ya'll later... Off to start the walk towards the inevitable.
-Gretchen

Thursday, August 27, 2009

My Creative Space...

My Space is being a little neglected today. I do have a couple custom oreders to fill but Im waiting till I finish cleaning first.


This is where I keep the things that make me happy or that need attention. It is my antique birds eye maple baby dresser! I love it! On top is a copy of one of the most gorgeous Marie mags Ive seen, and a couple vintage tea cups to match. An ACU bag that I made for my self that I need to remind hubby to get me some patches for, a bag that I need to put away and a cactus garden that probably needs a smidge of water. Oh yeah, those dangly blue things are some awesome Twisty Tee's from theriveriseverywhere on Etsy. I love them! And of course... the pile of lovely fabric just waiting to be cut up and turned into something fabulous!


But all these things need to wait.. just until later.... Either I have lost my sanity or I'm having a brief earth shaking change in my life.

The Catalyst....


If you are a mom... Im sure you know what this is. If youre not... let me explain. This is our lifeline... the sanity keeper... the very thing that keeps prying toddlers out of chemical cabinets and in this case, my pantry. Well, the stupid thing broke last night!


So, Im in the process of finding the other latch I know I have somewhere and the kids start getting into the TV stand and pulling out all the DVDs and Wii remotes... OH hell no! So I abandon the latch for a different cabinet lock for the TV stand. As I'm on the floor screwing the locks to keep them out of the DVDS, it becomes Iced Oatmeal Cookie Free-For-All in the pantry! AHHHHH!!


So I've decided to have a makeover. If I havent used it since Christmas.. its gone. Clothes, linens, toys, kitchen items.. you name it. I want nice things. And I want a nice home. But I can have it with all the clutter and stuff I hold onto... Im done! I gave a friend and big bag of sheets and they will be buying our Futon for $50 tomorrow. Thank God I can get that thing out of my living room!


Anyone have the urge to clean??? Slough off the excess? Exfoliate your life? Let me know! We can do it together!


Back to work! Good luck everyone!


-Gretchen

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Hold on out there!

I know my blog has been leaving much to be desired...
Its due in part to me working my butt off on listing new items in my shop...
And in part to Bryan getting ready to leave. It seems that the stress of the situation is getting out of hand. He's lost 10 pounds, I found it. He doesnt have time to eat, I eat constantly. My "monthly thing" decided to take a 2 month vacation, which only adds to it! yikes!
Anyways, his family is coming up on the 20th and I start watching Anthony again from 630am to 1230 on the 17th. So this next week promises to be more hectic. And of course, I know the day Bryan's flight leaves, but due to OPSEC, I cannot post it here. Just know that it is soon.
Amidst all this, I have decided that, starting the day he leaves, I will blog everyday. Kinda like a year in the life thing... Even if some days its a post just to say," hey Im alive" I will do it. Sound like fun?
Well, heres to today and getting some work done, hopefully!
Have a great day!
-Gretchen